[BTC-dev] The Bitcoin Foundation: STATE OF BITCOIN ADDRESS

Shane Kinney modsix at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 02:49:28 UTC 2015

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 ..::[ The Bitcoin Foundation: STATE OF BITCOIN ADDRESS ]::..

     [        Date: 2015.09.28                          ]
     [   Co-Chairs: mod6 [R.01] && ben_vulpes [R.02]    ]

0x00] Introduction

   It is with great honor and privilege that The Bitcoin Foundation embraces
   this opportunity to address the public on the state of current progress,
   obstacles and continuing steps in our mission.

   During the month of August, most of The Bitcoin Foundation activity centered
   around implementation and testing of `V'.

0x01] Accomplishments

   [ `V' ]:

     mod6 worked through the month implementing a version of `V' in perl.  The
     main reasoning behind this is two-fold: to gain a complete understanding
     of the `V' implementation [R.03] by asciilifeform [R.04] and to utilize
     Graph::Easy to produce a SVG topological directed graph [R.05] of a
     specified group of vpatches.

     mod6's version of `V' is so far unreleased; however most of the coding work
     is complete at this time.  Related work implementing Cucumber automated
     tests surrounding the code is the current main focus.  When these are
     complete they will provide regression and functional testing to the `V'
     perl tool.

   [ Additional `V' work has been completed ]:

     ben_vulpes submitted an archive with additional unit tests to
     asciilifeform's version of `V' 99k [R.06].

     punkman [R.07] submitted a python version of `V' called 'vit' derived from
     asciilifeform's original implementation [R.08].

   [ Website Update ]:

     A minor matter but worth a mention: The Bitcoin Foundation website has been
     updated to include the latest patches from candidate TEST2 so the public
     can easily find and utilize these patches as needed.

0x02] Complications and Obstacles

0x03] Continuing Steps

   [ `V' Testing ]:

     When mod6's implementation of `V' is tested & complete, he will post the
     first version of his script (with Kalvin versioning) to the btc-dev mailing
     list [R.06].  Any help testing would be appreciated.  Also, since there are
     automated tests for this purpose, effort required should be minimal.

   [ Documentation ]:

     One document, ``Creating, Naming And Submitting A Vpatch'' was able to be
     updated this month [R.0A]  The remaining documents that need updating will
     have to wait until mod6's `V' documentation is complete as it needs to be

0x04] Conclusion

   On-going work to complete mod6's implementation of `V' is a prerequisite to
   complete the other outstanding documentation updates.  Additionally `V'
   will be utilized to disseminate the next release version: v0.5.4.

   The Bitcoin Foundation would like to bestow our sincerest thanks and
   gratitude to the contributors and community for its support and insight.

[ References ]:

  [R.01]: 027A 8D7C 0FB8 A166 4372 0F40 7217 05A8 B71E ADAF
  [R.02]: 4F79 0794 2CA8 B89B 01E2 5A76 2AFA 1A9F D2D0 31DA
  [R.03]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-August/000160.html
  [R.04]: 1721 5D11 8B72 3950 7FAF ED98 B982 28A0 01AB FFC7
  [R.05]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/misc/vpatch-nodes.html
  [R.06]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-September/000165.html
  [R.07]: F28E 0095 843B 91CB 22E7 D655 3358 8BE0 8B23 2B13
  [R.08]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-September/000166.html
  [R.09]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/mailman/listinfo/btc-dev
  [R.0A]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-September/000168.html

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